Four County EMC offering basketball scholarship opportunities

Staff report

January 15, 2014

BURGAW — Four County Electric Membership Corporation and North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives are offering middle school students the chance to win a full scholarship to summer basketball camp at two of North Carolina’s largest college campuses.

Boys may apply for the Roy Williams camp at UNC-Chapel Hill and girls may apply for the Wes Moore Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at N.C. State University. Four County will award scholarships to two local students, one for each camp.

“Four County is thrilled to continue our tradition of awarding these scholarships to outstanding students,” said Gay Johnson, Director of Corporate Communications at Four County. “This program provides students with an unforgettable opportunity to work with collegiate coaches, experience life on a college campus and develop fundamental skills that will help them excel both on and off the court.”

Recipients of the Touchstone Energy Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp scholarship will attend the overnight camp in Raleigh on June 23-26. Recipients of the Touchstone Energy Roy Williams Basketball Camp scholarship will attend the overnight camp in Chapel Hill from June 21-25. Campers must have permission from a parent or guardian to attend camp and must provide their own transportation to and from the camp.

Students who will be in sixth, seventh and eighth grade during the 2014-15 school year are eligible to apply. More information and applications, which are judged on academics, extracurricular activities and an essay, can be found at or or by contacting Gay Johnson at 888-368-7289 or .

More than 50 students across the state will attend basketball camps this summer through the Touchstone Energy Sports Camp program, a reflection of the electric cooperatives’ commitment to community.

Four County Electric serves over 32,000 members within Bladen, Duplin, Pender, Sampson, Columbus and Onslow counties.